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Art & Antiquities

April 2014 Archives

Iranian Authorities Seize Picasso Painting Found in Small Town Near Azerbaijan

Iranian Authorities Seize Picasso Painting Found in Small Town Near Azerbaijan

Police in a little town in northeastern Iran confiscated a painting that local experts say was created by Pablo Picasso, Iran's Mehr news agency reported Monday. continue reading »

Italy Returns over 4,000 Archaeological Artifacts to Ecuador

Italy Returns over 4,000 Archaeological Artifacts to Ecuador

Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa hailed the return to his country of thousands of archaeological pieces from Italy, the European nation where he broadcast Saturday his traditional weekly activity report, which was retransmitted to this Andean country. continue reading »

Ancient Cave in Spain Could Hold Origins of the Study of Astronomy

Ancient Cave in Spain Could Hold Origins of the Study of Astronomy

A cave located on Spain's Canary Islands, in what was probably the aboriginal region of Artevigua, could reveal an unsuspected knowledge of astronomy by the ancient islanders since it marks equinoxes and solstices, while inside it the light recreates images related to fertility. continue reading »

Australian Museum Showcases Aztec Culture

Australian Museum Showcases Aztec Culture

"Aztecs," an exhibition that opened on Wednesday at the Melbourne Museum in southeastern Australia, features about 200 gold, jade, clay and stone artifacts from this people of the Valley of Mexico. continue reading »